Wednesday, 02 Dec, 2009 Technology
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Japan Launches Spy Satellite to Observe North Korea

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Recently Japan has launched a new spy satellite the mission of which would be to observe the military facilities located in North Korea. During the monitoring, the satellite will provide high-definition pictures for Japan.

It is worth mentioning that the optical satellite was launch on board of an H-2A rocket. It has the possibility to identify specific objects on our planet with a resolution of 60 centimeters square, which is much more accurate than its predecessor.

It would be worth noting that the Japanese government already has two similar satellites that collect data from Earth, informs Asahi.com. In addition, it operates one radar satellite that is able to distinguish objects during nighttime and through clouds.

By fiscal 2011, Japan looks forward to launch another satellite that will help set up a surveillance system. The latter will allow capturing any point on our planet every 24 hours.

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